South African group FreshlyGround, one of Africa’s most famous Afro-Pop ensembles, has released their 5th studio album: ‘Take Me To The Dance‘. The release indicates not only a shift in their artistic expression but also in their marketing approach. They decided to drop their producers at Sony and produced the album completely at their own cost. Again, it is the first time that all band members have contributed in creating the sounds of this LP and this joint effort is mirrored in the diversity of the songs. It is more playful as their previous albums but they generally stick to the Freshlygroundish sound we are used to. If you loved their previous albums you will definitely enjoy listening to ‘Chaingang‘, ‘Mina Nobiza‘, ‘Party Time‘, ‘Won’t Let Go‘ as well as to the Afrobeat influenced tune ‘Shake It‘ or the Reggae-fused piece ‘Not Too Late For Love‘.
See below the lyric-video for ‘Take Me To The Dance‘ and stream the album in its entirety via soundcloud (below the video). You can purchase the album on their homepage.
“You don’t have to worry about not being asked to be taken to the dance because we want to go with you.” – Zolani Mahola (Source: Sowetanlive)s
Freshlyground *-* ‘Take Me To The Dance‘
When can I get “Take me to the Dance” on itunes.
I couldnt find it on itunes US, pls try this link https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/take-me-to-the-dance/id580794940 and click ‘In itunes ansehen’. Your itunes-library-store should then open and I hope that you will be able to see the album then.
Currently they seem to focus on distribution in South Africa – via the supermarket-chain ‘Pick n Pay’. the wordwide online availability might follow a few weeks later but i am curious to know if you were able to see the album on itunes through the link. pls let me know :)
I was able to play the song from itunes ansehen. However, I wasn’t able to purchase the song. It was carried in another itunes store – that is NOT accessable from the US.
For now, their homepage store seems to be the only place where you can purchase their album in mp3-format. http://freshly-ground.co.za/shop/take-me-to-the-dance/
You can buy it via paypal or with you creditcard